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April 22, 2019 6:00 AM, EDT

2019 Massachusetts Truck Driving Championships

Massachusetts NTDC

NTDC 2019 RESULTS:

Classification Driver Company Score Place
3-Axle Gerald Dube XPO Logistics 253 25
4-Axle Jeremy Paulsen XPO Logistics 165 42
5-Axle Roland Bolduc FedEx Express 271 7
Flatbed Andrew Barilone Regency Transportation 259 25
Sleeper Berth Brian Singelais Frito-Lay 270 7
Tank Truck Richard Sweeney XPO Logistics 243 22
Twins Bill Oakes FedEx Freight 220 23
Straight Truck Bill Colantuone FedEx Express 285 10
Step Van Bob Ledoux FedEx Express 518 5

 

2019 Recap

Richard Sweeney Tops Strong Field in Massachusetts

A former national Grand Champion and the 2018 Grand Champion won their categories at the Massachusetts Truck Driving Championships June 2 in North Andover, but Richard Sweeney of XPO Logistics took the 2019 Grand Champion title, winning in Tank Truck.

2017 national Grand Champion Roland Bolduc of FedEx Express won in 5-Axle for the second consecutive year. He also came out tops in the written test.

Richard Sweeney

Sweeney

2018 state Grand Champion Brian Singelais of Frito-Lay took the Sleeper Berth after winning in 3-Axle last year.

Sarah Gudaitis of Frito-Lay was third in 4-Axle and was named Rookie of the Year.

2019 RESULTS:

Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Richard Sweeney XPO Logistics
3-Axle Gerald Dube XPO Logistics
4-Axle Jeremy Paulsen XPO Logistics
5-Axle Roland Bolduc FedEx Express
Flatbed Andrew Barilone Regency Transportation
Sleeper Berth Brian Singelais Frito-Lay
Tank Truck Richard Sweeney XPO Logistics
Twins Bill Oakes FedEx Freight
Step Van Bob Ledoux FedEx Express
Straight Truck Bill Colantuone FedEx Express

 

2019 PHOTO GALLERY:

Parallel parking in Massachusetts

Click image or click here for 2019 photo gallery

 

2019 Preview

When: June 2, 2019

Where: North Andover, Mass.

Field: 64 truck drivers are expected to compete in nine categories.

Preview: A former National Grand Champion, a returning state Grand Champion and a record Step Van class will keep things interesting.

READ MORE: Strong Lineup Includes Grand Champion Brian Singelais, Former National Champion Roland Bolduc

2018 Grand Champion Brian Singelais of Frito-Lay will be back to defend his title. He won the 3-Axle last year and went on to finish No. 3 in the category at the National Truck Driving Championships in Columbus, Ohio. This year, he will compete in the Sleeper class.

Also returning is 2017 National Grand Champion Roland Bolduc of FedEx Express. He'll be competing in 5-Axle, which he won last year.

More info: Trucking Association of Massachusetts

 

2018 Recap

Massachusetts Grand Champion Brian Singelais Wants Another Shot at Overall National Crown

He is a third-generation trucker with nearly three decades of experience from western Massachusetts. He has multiple state titles and a national title in the tanker division under his belt. And now he is preparing for the big show with the discipline of an Olympic athlete. 

Singelais

Frito-Lay’s Brian Singelais, Massachusetts’ grand champion, again, has won the blue ribbon at states five times. He’s earned seven trips to the National Truck Driving Championships. Last year, he came up short at nationals and sat back and watched as his buddy and fellow New Englander Roland Bolduc of FedEx Express won the overall gold medal.

Singelais is ecstatic for Bolduc’s success. But, he emphasized, “I want another shot.”

Safety is a religion for the drivers who qualify for the national dance. Singelais has a simple recipe for success: Work hard. His commitment to dedicating long hours reviewing the annual guidebook for drivers, waking up early to repeat various pre-trip inspection drills and practicing driving maneuvers is enviable.

Singelais finished No. 3 in the 3-Axle at the National Truck Driving Championships. He was the state's top finisher in any category.

MORE FROM MASSACHUSETTS: Former Grand Champions Battle Longtime Competitors at NTDC

2018 RESULTS:

Classification Winner Company
Grand Champion Brian Singelais Frito-Lay
3-Axle Brian Singelais Frito-Lay
5-Axle Roland Bolduc FedEx Express
Tank Truck Rich Sweeney XPO Logistics
4-Axle Chris Buswell Sysco Food Service of Boston
Straight Truck Rich Alimberti FedEx Express
Step Van Bob Ledoux FedEx Express
Flatbed Steve Capone FedEx Express
Twins Richard Gray Jr. FedEx Freight